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starcaptor

join:2000-08-19
East Northport, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

Ironic?

If ATT is making it so that people who use over 2 gigs of data are all part of the top 5% and are therefore burdensome to the network...And they are selling a 3 gig plan for $30...Wouldnt that mean that everyone who is using the allotted data that they actually PAID for and are entitled to...mean that all legitimate users of the 3 gig plan would become part of the 5%? That doesnt even make any sense...

How can you be part of the people "burdening" the network by using over 2 gigs on your unlimited plan...and yet youre totally allowed to go over 2 gigs, and use 3 gigs, so long as your plan is different?

So logically, if everyone went to the 3 gig plan, and all used 3 gigs exactly, would thereby overly tax ATTs network which cant purportedly handle even 2 gigs per person o_O;;



Camelot One
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-21
Greenwood, IN
kudos:2

You could also flip it around. If, at 2Gb of usage, you are in the the top 5%, then the other 95% of their customers on the 3Gb plan are obviously over paying for a service they don't use.


en103

join:2011-05-02
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

You could spin it a few ways...

1. Those on the 3GB plan are over paying
2. AT&T is actually allowing people to pay to be data hogs on the 3GB plan (was 2GB, and that's where the cap is).

Those capped at 2GB should keep streaming applications running 24x7, as the top 5% will slowly move to less than 2GB (assumed that its calculated only on unlimited)

OR

The 'bar' of 2GB will now be raised as those that put on self control to not pay for overages at 2GB (who would!), as new users are now on 3GB plans.



JohnInSJ
Premium
join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to starcaptor

said by starcaptor:

So logically, if everyone went to the 3 gig plan, and all used 3 gigs exactly, would thereby overly tax ATTs network which cant purportedly handle even 2 gigs per person o_O;;

The throttle *only* applies to the unlimited plan. The metered plan is billed per GB. You want to use $100 worth of data in a month watching netflix, AT&T is happy to bill you for that.
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IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1

So I guess they don't really care if the usage is that high as long as they're getting paid for it by the GB....

Heaven forbid an unlimited plan user does the same thing....

So it's not really about congestion is it?

Thought so.